About Us

Performance Outdoors is a boutique hunting experience. Pressured trophy bucks don’t show themselves much in day light.  Performance Outdoors prides itself as a great Midwest Whitetail hunting experience with low stress.  Performance Outdoors offers archery hunts, a small number of firearm / muzzleloader hunts and season leases to our clientele on over 7,000 privately owned and managed acres in West Central Illinois.  Our farms consist of perfect deer habitat in what is known to be the best big buck hunting area in the world.  It’s the “Golden Triangle” of Trophy Whitetail Hunting.  The area is known as “The Land Of The Giants”.

The makeup of the Performance Outdoors experience is good comradery, pleasant and clean lodging, great food, low hunting pressure, Quality Deer Management,  and superb habitat.  The land consist of timber, CRP, agriculture, creeks, drainages, and many of acres planted into food plots dedicated to feeding and growing deer.  Performance Outdoors high standards for quality have been embedded since our inception in 1997.  We look forward to having you consider Performance Outdoors for your next Trophy Whitetail Hunting Trip.

Performance Outdoors follows management practices to allow young bucks to become old bucks.  We have minimum P&Y and B&C scoring system of harvested animals to ensure the quality prevails.   For example any buck scoring less than the following is subject to Non Trophy Fee:  an archery harvested buck with 8 scoring points or less must reach at least 130 Pope & Young inches,  an archery harvested buck with 9 scoring points or more must reach at least 140 Pope & Young inches, a firearm harvested buck with 8 scoring points or less must reach at least 140 Boone & Crockett inches,  a firearm harvested buck with 9 scoring points or more must reach at least 150 Boone & Crockett inches.  Some farms are subject to higher management standards.

Performance Outdoors has hundreds of high-end hunting sets strategically places for all wind directions.  We utilize brand name portable hang-on tree stands, ladder tree stands, ground blinds and tower blinds to ensure safe and comfortable experience.  Performance Outdoors maintains low hunting pressure throughout the season to keep our farms fresh.  We only hunt an area when the wind is right.  Guides do not sit with clients, but have their entire experience planned.  The Performance Outdoors staff assist and help in every step of the way toward client success.  Guest hunting at the Performance Outdoors guided lodge do not need to bring any stands.  The lodging is very comfortable, clean and not crowded.  Our cook and lodge manager has been with our operation for over eighteen years and the fine touch is felt throughout.  The food and meals are included.  All the staff at Performance Outdoors has the interest, for the small number of clientele, in mind and on top priority.